The latest WikiLeaks are proving to be not only an embarrassment and diplomatic nightmare, but they show that our media has fallen down on the job.
These are important revelations that should have been made public, but instead we have been fed lie upon lie.
Feds open criminal investigation into WikiLeaks disclosures
According to the documents released by online whistleblower WikiLeaks, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urged the US to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme and stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said in a news conference: "We don't give any value to these documents. "It's without legal value. Iran and regional states are friends. Such acts of mischief have no impact on relations between nations."
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Justice Department is conducting an "active, ongoing criminal investigation" into the WikiLeaks disclosure of classified U.S. diplomatic documents whose impact was still being assessed in embassies worldwide. "It is not saber-rattling," Holder told reporters in response to a question. "To the extent that we can find anybody who was involved in the breaking of American law, they will be held responsible."
Clinton: Wikileaks an attack on international community, those responsible will be prosecuted
This week is bound to be dominated by the news of the massive leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables, with Thursday set as the big day for Canada and its alleged "inferiority complex." (Whatever can they mean? Are they talking about our tendency to see everything in the United States as better than what we have here? Tea Parties, Fox News, etc.?) In the Star's own story on this "diplomatic 9-11" today, Washington bureau chief Mitch Potter puts his finger on something interesting. What's at stake here, he writes, is the U.S. struggling to keep its authority in the world, amid popular uprisings against anything that smacks of authority.
Latest updates: Wikileaks' diplomatic cables release
"This disclosure is not just an attack on America's foreign-policy interests," Clinton said at the State Department. "It is an attack on the international community, the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity." Joining in the administration's pushback, Attorney General Eric Holder said he was pursuing possible criminal charges against the online whistle-blower group and its founder, Australian Julian Assange.
This is what happens when you have so many secrets and the media becomes part of the propaganda as embedded journalists. We've been fed nonsense and now we are getting the facts.
WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing website known for leaking state secrets, has released its latest batch of controversial documents. It has posted the first of what it says will be more than 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables.